On Saturday, Oct 19th, Due to the Race for Every Child and the Race for Remembrance, Stop # 3, the National Archives, Stop # 7, the Air & Space Museum, Stop # 16, the Newseum and Stop # 17, the Portrait Gallery will be closed until 11:00am. Stop # 11, the Jefferson Memorial and Stop # 12, The FDR and MLK Memorials will be closed until 10:00am.
Sunday October 27th, due to the Marine Corp Marathon, Old Town Trolley’s day tour & the DC Duck’s tour operations will be suspended. We will have normal night tour hotel pickups and night tours.
The first and original amphitheater on the Arlington grounds was built in 1873 for the fifth Decoration Day (known today as Memorial Day). The celebration quickly outgrew the amphitheater and that’s why the new Memorial Amphitheater was built. The name was changed to the James Tanner Amphitheater in May of 2014 as part of the 150th anniversary of the cemetery. Tanner was a Civil War veteran and served as President Lincoln’s stenographer. He is buried in Section Two very close to the amphitheater.